I recently stayed at The Brickhouse Inn in Branson, Missouri. When I checked my bank account I found there was an additional charge to my bank account for $250. I called the hotel and they told me it was a smoking fee because we had smoked in the room. I denied this accusation. The person said they would let the owner know but they were not onsite at the time. I gave them 2 days to contact me and they didn’t. I called back and spoke to a lady who said she was the manager and I explained the situation to her and she said we absolutely smoked in the room and they had proof of it. They said there was a cigarette butt wrapped in tissue thrown in the garbage can. They also said the whole room and the hallway smelled like smoke. First of all, I don’t smoke and can not breathe around smoke, period. My boyfriend smoked 2 times while we were there and both times were outside (their video surveillance should show this, should it not?) Also, if there had been smoking in the room (which their wasn’t!) should the sprinkler system not have gone off? Especially with their claims of it supposedly being so bad they had to air the room and hallway out? Their accusations are erroneous as NO ONE in my party smoked in that room, or inside that hotel! If that room smelled of smoke and “had a cigarette butt in the trash can” then someone did it and placed it there. Again, I do not now nor have I ever in my life smoked, nor does anyone even smoke around me because of it. These are erroneous charges, false accusations.